The Working Party will deal with the status and
trends of scientific issues in Partitioning and Transmutation (P&T),
comprising different disciplines such as accelerators, chemistry, material
science, nuclear data and reactor physics.
To provide the Member
countries with up-to-date information on and develop consensus regarding:
Deal with accelerator
including spallation products
including thermal stress and radiation damage
Keep updated information
on separation technologies, including the work of the Expert Group
Deal with Aqueous
Fuels and materials;
Carry out studies
needed for fuels and materials for transmutation systems
Physics and safety of
and experiment-based benchmarks on Minor Actinide Burner systems
Deal with the beam-trip
studies on important parameters
Deal with safety aspects
of P&T systems
To liaise closely with other NEA working groups such as WPPR and
to provide advice and support where required.
To provide advice to the
nuclear community on the developments needed to meet the requirements
(data and methods, experiment validations, scenario studies) for implementing
the different P&T scenarios.
Publish a state-of-the-art
report after the 3 year study
Organise biennial Information
Exchange Meetings on P&T in co-operation with the NEA Nuclear
Development Committee (NDC)
To maintain, in collaboration
with the NDC, an NEA-based Internet Web page providing information about
on-going P&T activities.
The 1st meeting of the WPPT was held in Madrid, Spain, 10 December
2000. The 2nd WPPT meeting was held at the NEA Headquarters, France,
8 June 2001. The 3rd WPPT meeting took place in Reno, Nevada, USA, 16
November 2001 in conjunction with the AccApp & ADTTA 2001 conference
4th meeting of the WPPT is foreseen for 17 May 2002 in Santa Fe, New
Mexico, USA, following the NEA 3rd International Workshop on Utilisation
and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators, 12-16 May 2002 (hosted
by LANL, USA).
The 5th meeting of the WPPT was held on 18 October 2002 in Jeju,
Korea, following the NEA 7th Information Exchange Meeting on P&T,
Jeju, Korea, 14-16 October 2002 (hosted by KAERI, KEPRI, KNS).
meetings of the subgroups, please visit the subgroups' pages.